ISM – Information Security Manual

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) produces the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM). The manual is the standard which governs the security of government ICT systems. It complements the Protective Security Policy Framework.

  • The ISM comprises three documents targeting different levels within your organisation, making the ISM accessible to more users and promoting information security awareness across government.
  • Additional ISM resources are available from the members-only area of OnSecure or on request.
  • The ISM is only available in PDF as of 2015. Please contact us if you require another format.
  • The ISM was called ACSI 33 until 2005.
  • Contact us for enquiries, advice and services.

ISM 2016 Executive CompanionISM 2016 PrinciplesISM 2017 Controls

Reports help the ACSC to develop a better understanding of the threat environment and will assist other organisations who are also at risk.

Cyber security incident reports are also used in aggregate for developing new defensive policies, procedures, techniques and training measures to help prevent future incidents.

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